Thiruvananthapuram, July 13 (BPNS)
Kerala tourism department is elated over the prestigious TIME magazine shortlisting the state as one among the 50 extraordinary destinations on the globe to explore in 2022.
The state tourism minister Mohammed Riyaz while speaking to media persons said that the recognition is a result of the hard work of the tourism department and new policies and programmes in the sector.
Kerala is ranked ninth in the “World’s Greatest Places 2022” list as an eco-tourism spot. The US magazine wrote that Kerala has spectacular beaches and lush backwaters, temples, and palaces and is known as ‘Gods Own Country for good reason.
The new project of the state tourism department ‘Karavan Meadows’ also has come for mention in the TIME magazine report which is considered by the department as a recognition of its Caravan tourism project.
The TIME said that just like the House Boat tourism promoted by the state, caravan tourism is also expected to follow suit with a similar promise of sustainable tourism.
Ras al Khaimah (UAE), Park City (Utah, US), Galapagos Islands, Dolni Moravo of Czech Republic, Seoul, Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Doha, and Detroit are ranked above Kerala in the TIME magazine report.